1. (obsolete) Straight, direct; near; short.
- the gainest way
2. (obsolete) Suitable; convenient; ready.
3. (dialectal) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous.
4. (dialectal) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap.
1. (obsolete) Straightly; quickly; by the nearest way or means.
2. (dialectal) Suitably; conveniently; dexterously; moderately.
3. (dialectal) Tolerably; fairly.
- gain quiet (= fairly/pretty quiet)
1. a quantity that is added
- they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
Definition categories: quantity
2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Similar word(s): profit
3. the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
Similar word(s): amplification
4. the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
Sentences with gain as a noun:
- No pain, no gain.
1. (obsolete) Against.
Similar word(s): derive
2. win something through one's efforts
- Gain an understanding of international finance
3. derive a benefit from
4. reach a destination, either real or abstract
Definition categories: motion
5. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
- The home team was gaining ground
Definition categories: competition
6. rise in rate or price
- The stock market gained 24 points today
Similar word(s): advance
7. increase or develop
- the peace movement gained momentum
Similar word(s): gather
8. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
9. increase (one's body weight)
- She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
Sentences with gain as a verb:
- Looks like you've gained a new friend.
- The sick man gains daily.
- to gain a battle; to gain a case at law
- I'm gaining (on you).
- gain ground
- to gain the top of a mountain
- I've been gaining.